Welcome to Southern Savers, where finding deals and steals is simple and rewarding!

See I told you, this would help!

Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

Going Nuts? I can help you understand coupon terms and abbreviations

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure here.

Here are the differences in the coupon inserts you received Sunday 6/27.

Click on the paper near you to see what coupons were actually in the inserts around the Southeast. Check out the differences to really get an idea of what paper is the best to buy.

A few ways to use these lists:

  1. You see that you did not get a coupon that was released, you can go to online coupon sites and order it.
  2. Print the list for your area and keep it with your inserts to quickly know if you have that coupon.
  3. A way to decide what paper is the best paper in your area to buy.


Decatur (thanks Kris!)
Huntsville Times
Opelika/Auburn News
Montgomery Advertiser (thanks Alissabeth!)

The Times-Picayune

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (thanks Lori!)

The Sun Herald
The Hattiesburg American

Tallahassee Democrat (thanks Jennifer!)
Times Union (thanks Darcy!)
Miami Herald (thanks Gery!)
Fort Meyers (thanks Heather!)
Gainesville Sun
Lakeland Ledger
St. Petersburg Times
Tampa Tribune
Playground Daily News (thanks Trish!)
Orlando Sentinel (thanks Kristin!)

Atlanta Journal (thanks Big John!)
Athens Banner Herald
Augusta Chronicle (thanks Amy!)
Savannah News Press (thanks Leigh!)
Rome News
GA Times Union
Newnan Times Herald (thanks Virginia!)
Macon Telegraph (thanks Mrs. Bubba!)

South Carolina

Post & Courier – Charleston (thanks Jaim’e!)
Anderson Independent (thanks Mandi!)
The State – Columbia (thanks Deborah!)
The Greenville News (thanks Debbi!)
Spartanburg Herald Journal
The Herald in Rock Hill

North Carolina

News and Record Greensboro
Raleigh News & Observer
Durham Herald Sun
(thanks Lisa!)
Wilmington Star News
Greensboro News & Record (thanks Erin!)
Winston-Salem Journal (thanks Erin!)
High Point Enterprise (thanks Erin!)
Charlotte Observer (thanks Beth!)


Tennessean (thanks Phillis!)
Knoxville News
Desoto Commercial Appeal of Memphis
Chattanooga Times Free Press (thanks Mary!)


Louisville Courier Journal (thanks Julia!)


Kokomo Tribune (thanks Nicole!)


Richmond Times Dispatch (thanks Debbie!)
Roanoke Times
Washington Post
Virginia Gazette

Red = Not in this insert

Blue= A Change in Value or a new coupon not in the preview.

As folks send me the lists I will update with links so check back if your paper is not up yet.

If you would like to help out with a list email me, it’s very easy!!

    • Queeamy83

      I bought the Chattanooga Times-Free Press and I didn't get the Red Plum insert in any of the 3 papers that were bought for myself & my mom! I thought maybe we just didn't get it at all, but from above, it did get in some papers, so that is a little frustrating!

      • grace

        me too, I was pretty disappointed because my friends newspaper did have Red Plum, oh well! maybe I should buy it somewhere else

        • Queeamy83

          I got ours at the Dollar General in Ooltewah! where did you get yours?!

    • Erica

      Thanks to Kristin for doing the variations for Orlando–that made a HUGE difference for me!

    • 1991sweetsarah

      Bought 4 AJCs and had no RP in any of them, either. Then went to a different store and checked their AJCs just to see if it was a store issue, and there were none there, either. $14 for 4 papers + no RP = 1 ANGRY customer!

      • Dgram41

        This happened to me once — now I check my papers before I leave the store — I just explain to the clerk what I'm doing and why.

    • Marie

      Guess I lucked out then! I was in New York visiting family and got their coupon inserts from them. There are some differences between theirs and ours here in the south but at least I got my Red Plums!

    • ToddDu

      Looks like Kroger knows they are losing to Publix in Atlanta area. They had insert with MC
      $2 Nature's Bounty
      $2 Sundown
      $3 Ostio Bi-Flex
      $1 Disney Vitamin
      $1 Nabiscon 100 Calorie Pack
      $1 Planters Flavor Grover

      Bought double edition AJC and had RP in each, sorry to hear others that didn't have it. sarah, are you so far out that you get $.50 added for each paper, double editions here are $3.00

      • 1991sweetsarah

        Yes, it is frustrating. I have friends who buy the bundles in Hall Co. I lived there 4 years but am not even out of circulation range! I just have to take what I can get. >:-(

        • 1991sweetsarah

          NOW out of circulation range, I meant…

    • Kristen_DH

      I suppose I was lucky. My AJCs had the RP and several of the coupons that others did not get!

    • kimzilla

      Durham Herald-Sun needs to be separated from Raleigh N&O, because the Herald-Sun no longer carries SmartSource. Also, the Herald-Sun carries USA Weekend instead of Parade.

    • Ldmm1

      Heads up:
      The Charlotte Observer link still just says:

      Not Found
      The requested URL was not found on this server.
      AOLserver/3.4.2 on http://errors.aol.com

      Thanks for trying though.

    • wendyc33

      montgomery advertiser is a crappy newspaper. lol.

    • Sharon29_99

      Is anyone in the Greenville, SC area getting both inserts when they are scheduled? I can't remember the last time I got a paper with both SS and RP. I wondered if it was just that the Greenville paper stopped carrying RP, but I see last week's 'variations' for G'ville shows RP. So is it really that hit or miss?

      • AprilM

        I always buy the Greenville News as my extra papers because they are cheaper than Spartanurg Herald Journal. Mine always have both. It may just fall with your carrier or someone else taking the insert before you get it…

    • AprilM

      I live in Spartanburg, SC….will someone please tell me the closest place to pick up a Charlotte Observer? Is there anyone in our area that sells a Charlotte Observer? Thanks!

      • Sue

        You can check a this link. I am putting several spaces in it so that it will not show as a link. Copy and paste it into your browser and remove the spaces.

        http://www. charlotteobserver . com/single_copy_sales/

        When I was looking for a location near me, this is the link that they sent me. I checked a Spartanburg zip and it showed 2 locations, but I would call the location to make sure. Good Luck!

      • Sue

        When I was looking for a close location, I emailed the Observer. They sent me this link. charlotteobserver(dot)com/single_copy_sales/. It does show two locations for Spartanburg but I would call first to make sure.

    • Hkizer

      I am wondering if anyone can help me? If I need a particular item, are there any websites that has a search for where to find a coupon for a specific item? I need to buy something that I don't normally keep stocked, but I know RP has had the coupon before, but not sure what date it came out, instead of searching through all of the books, I would love to be able to search on-line for the item and be told what source and date the coupon can be located.

      • Sue

        You can try afullcup or hotcouponworld. Just add dot (.) com to the address. You will have to sign up but it is free and you can then check the coupon database.

    • Sistagirl61


      Thank you so much for doing this! This site is the best! Since I have been using this site, I have saved so much money!!

    • Sistagirl61


      Thank you so much for doing this! This site is the best! Since I have been using this site, I have saved so much money!!